Are eco-friendly products really environmentally friendly?
Some individuals are obsessed with buying environmentally friendly products that come along with a 100 percent organic tag, but the common people generally can't afford the price tag. Some might even feel guilty when they buy such products because they know they are hurting the environment.
Such products come with thick wrapping and a high price tag, but they also have an eco-friendly label that makes them seem more environmentally friendly than they actually are. Do these products really make a difference in protecting the planet? Or, is it just a marketing technique that appeals to our desire for luxury?
In today's Ramesh Chaurasia news, we'll bring some light on the true nature of eco-friendly products and the truth behind them!
The Real Truth About Eco-Friendly Products
While going to any supermarket, you might observe that the organic fruits and veggies usually have their own separate sections, accompanied by some cool and classy lighting. And, this section is usually approached by the ones owing a Gucci or an iPhone; just to be a show-off!
This implies that the organic section of any supermarket is meant to be a luxury zone where only the most fashionable fruits and vegetables are displayed. Why is this? Because the word ‘organic’ makes produce expensive, while on the contrary, they should be much cheaper!
Have we ever asked where these additional expenses are coming from? Why are these products only affordable for the elites? And, can we really blame the common people for not opting for eco-friendly products?
The price of any commodity with an eco-friendly tag is three times that of its regular counterpart. Sure, the primary idea behind organic products must be to care for and support our environment. However, this idea seems outdated because they are not affordable to all classes in society.
For instance, a regular pack of sanitary pads might cost you around Rs 35- 50, however, their eco-friendly version can cost you a whopping Rs 300- 450. And, individuals who were spending under Rs 100 for these types of expenses, will not make that transition to an expensive item, just because they love nature.
So, this might be eco-friendly, but not at all pocket-friendly, to say the least!
So, What can be the Solution?
It is quite evident that wealthy individuals like to show off their eco-friendly or organic tags, but little do they realise that the unnecessary packaging is creating additional waste for the environment. There is a simple solution to this problem which is promoting a necessity-based consumption pattern!
When people who can afford to live a green lifestyle feel good about themselves by using eco-friendly products, while another group of people is being denied the choice due to the expenses. Reforms should be made to get those eco-friendly products widely accessible among the common population by lowering their prices.
Moreover, there should be extra changes involved in taking these normal plastic bags. This might encourage people to carry their own eco-friendly jute bags from their homes, while also reducing the environmental pollution caused by non-biodegradable plastics!
We're sure that there's no one who would choose regular products over their eco-friendly variations; if both of them were around the same price range. Having said that, the dependence of people on synthetic products has been there for ages. So, it'll obviously take some time to make the change!
In today's Ramesh Chaurasia news, we've discussed the real truth behind the eco-friendly products currently available in the market.
The basic point is to make people realise their habits and change them by making eco-friendly alternatives available. People need to be given options that will keep them away from the old ways. Once this transition happens, there will be a lasting impact on our environment too.
Ultimately, a lot needs to change if we want to make "green" sustainable living available and affordable for everyone. There is no easy fix… but there is hope! If you're really passionate about this topic and want to help bring about change, try sharing this article with at least one other person.
Together, we can spread awareness for a more eco-friendly lifestyle and hopefully show more people just how easy it can be to live a more sustainable life!
Author- Ramesh Chaurasia A superior and highly experienced entrepreneur in the field of business for quite a long time now. Also, a philanthropist, author, and public speaker who believes in working towards the overall well-being and betterment of society as a whole.